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Rights activists have questioned why the CB-CID did not examine senior police officials, whose alleged complicity in the firing on anti-Sterlite protesters in Thoothukudi was exposed by Mugilan hours before his mysterious disappearance.
Pointing out that over 200 people were examined by the investigating agency, the activist’s son Kaar Muhilan said all those questioned by the police were either his family’s friends or well-wishers.
Indian rights defender for solidarity among common people
Indian human rights defender Henri Tiphagne on Tuesday called for solidarity among common people across the world for the establishment of the dignity of human rights defenders.
The founder and executive director of Madurai-based rights organisation People’s Watch made the call in an interview with New Age on the sideline of a workshop on the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Torture and Bangladesh’s review by the Committee Against Torture at a city hotel.
Mugilan went missing hours after a press meet in which he accused two senior police officers of playing an important role in the Thoothukudi open firing that took place on May 22.
Over two weeks since the anti-Sterlite activist Mugilan went missing, the Madras High Court has ordered the Crime Branch’s Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID) police to file a status report.
Chennai: The Madras high court on Friday directed the Egmore police to file a status report on the action taken pursuant to a complaint seeking to trace anti-Sterlite activist Mugilan, who has been allegedly missing since February 15.
A division bench of Justice M Sathyanarayanan and Justice M Nirmal Kumar passed the interim order on the habeas corpus petition moved by human rights activist Henri Tiphange seeking a direction to the Tamil Nadu police to trace and produce the anti-Sterlite activist.